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ShadySue

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« on: November 29, 2016, 16:22 »
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Trying to reverse search a file I recently sold on Alamy, I didn't find that use, but I did find the file on a site called www.lookanimals.com - my file, watermarked from FAA.
There were other files on the page with the FAA watermark and several with the DT watermark, some with Science Photo Library w/m; as well as those with watermarks by the authors and plenty with no watermarks, quite possibly from legit websites.

The disclaimer beggars belief:
"LookAnimals.com does not host any of the images embedded here. All images are uploaded by people / animals fans to websites like National Geographic or Others. Our mission here, is to organize those images and to make your search for the latest animals picture easier. We simply link to the images that is already hosted on other web sites. If you are concerned about copyrighted material appearing in this website, we suggest that you contact the web site that is hosting the video (sic) and have it removed from there. Once the content is removed from the website hosting your content, it will automatically be removed from LookAnimals.com."


« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2016, 16:45 »
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Trying to reverse search a file I recently sold on Alamy, I didn't find that use, but I did find the file on a site called www.lookanimals.com - my file, watermarked from FAA.
There were other files on the page with the FAA watermark and several with the DT watermark, some with Science Photo Library w/m; as well as those with watermarks by the authors and plenty with no watermarks, quite possibly from legit websites.

The disclaimer beggars belief:
"LookAnimals.com does not host any of the images embedded here. All images are uploaded by people / animals fans to websites like National Geographic or Others. Our mission here, is to organize those images and to make your search for the latest animals picture easier. We simply link to the images that is already hosted on other web sites. If you are concerned about copyrighted material appearing in this website, we suggest that you contact the web site that is hosting the video (sic) and have it removed from there. Once the content is removed from the website hosting your content, it will automatically be removed from LookAnimals.com."


Down just a little farther, they do have this:
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Report Click here to report this image for abuse and copyright infringement.


Weird website navigation. Finally found a search bar, doesn't work. Found this orange box that says Getty Collection, but when you click on it...more bats. Am I missing something? I was going to look around and see if any of my images show.

ShadySue

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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2016, 16:54 »
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It's a very odd site. The report link was't working yesterday, but I see it is working today, but with that same disclaimer above. There are other pages with species other than bats, my pic was a bird in a page of the same species, (and not on the dropdown list of 'most popular') but I only found it via Google, don't know how to get from that page to any other.
(Without any evidence, I wondered if it was potentially a malware site.)

« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2016, 18:06 »
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Yeah, i was thinking that it is just a front for something nefarious.

angelawaye

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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2016, 21:44 »
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Mine are on there ...

« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2016, 01:04 »
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I looked at the site with interest, because I shoot critters too. But the only photos I saw were of bats.

Did I miss something? Are there more subjects than bats on this site?

ShadySue

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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2016, 01:51 »
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I looked at the site with interest, because I shoot critters too. But the only photos I saw were of bats.

Did I miss something? Are there more subjects than bats on this site?
YES, but I have no idea how to find them on the site, other than the few pages available via drop down menus.

« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2016, 05:56 »
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Today i will try a couple of other searches again and see if i can find anything of mine. Not going to spend too much time on it...these thieves are a lot smarter than i am in knowing how to hide things and rip people off.  >:(


 

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